Uses of Multehi

  • Expectorant
  • Demulcent
  • Flavoring agent
  • Antigastric effect
  • Treatment of peptic ulcers
  • Antispasmodic
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Mulethi consists of dried, unpeeled, roots and stolons of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn, belonging to family Leguminosae. Mulethi contains not less than 0.3 percent of glycyrrhinic acid.


Traditionally, Mulethi has been used as an expectorant and demulcent. It is used in cough mixtures ,and as a flavouring agent in formulations with nauseous drugs like ammonium chloride, alkali iodides, quinine, cascara etc.

Due to flavonoids content with antigastric effects, it is used in peptic ulcer. The drug is also antispasmodic. It is employed in the place of corticosteroids for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis , inflammations and Addision’s diseases.But the heavy doses may cause sodium retention, consequently leading to hypertension ,water retention and severe electrolyte imbalance. Glycyrrhizin is an established anti-inflammatory drugs.

Mulethi is used most commonly as a flavouring agent for chewing tobacco and snuff tobacco. Also used as flavouring agent in beverages, confectionary and pharmaceuticals

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100GM, 250GM, 500GM